Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

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Agency head: Mosquito-control funding cut a problem as Zika spreads

Testing mosquitos at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Pending cuts to state funding for mosquito control could pose a problem for the agency that monitors the insects for the Zika virus and other diseases, the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said Friday. But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised to find the money. Continue Reading →

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Invasive species keep coming. Will climate change bring more?

Scientist Claire Rutledge of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station places parasitic wasps in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden in an effort to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer. The tracks of the borer can be seen on the tree trunk.

It’s an unexpectedly busy summer for invasive species in Connecticut. A new beetle is attacking pines and an old one is attacking ash trees. There’s another dangerous mosquito. The big question — will climate change bring even more problems? Continue Reading →

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A good Connecticut winter for eagles, trees and stink bugs, not necessarily bats

winter 2014 environ assess - bald eagle

The cold, snowy winter followed by a wet, chilly spring have had consequences for Connecticut’s wildlife, plants and insects. Some consequences are predictable, but more often those consequences are unexpected, counter-intuitive — and even good. Continue Reading →

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